Bobby Castlebury's

Java Green Peafowl

Anyone interested in learning more about Java Green Peafowl should read the information given below and enjoy the accompanying photographs.

We no longer have any Java Green peafowl, but we are leaving our Java Green pages online for informational purposes, only.


Our Java Greens are from what is generally acknowledged by peafowl breeders throughout the country as the purest line of birds found in North America. We usually raise several each year from unrelated parents. Our Java Green peafowl are from the Rodney Michael line. Mr Michael is one of the last persons to have imported pure Javas from the wild.

The brilliantly colored Java Green peacock and peahen are easily distinguished from other peafowl because of their longer legs, longer neck, slender body, and very tall crest (see Green peahen pictured at left).



The Java Green peacock is seen in the image on the right. He is a beautiful, graceful bird, and this photograph does not show his lovely head and neck feathers. They can be more easily seen in the two images shown below of peahens.

The Green peacock's voice is slightly different from the India Blue, as the Green has a greater variety of tones. He also has the slight crook in his neck as breeding season approaches and he begins to constantly call.

The Java Greens are much more rare and scarce than the other peafowl and must be penned at all times, with adequate shelter.



The adult males and females of the Java Green are similar in color, just as are the very young and juvenile birds. Distinguishing between the males and females in the Green peafowl becomes easier as the loral patch on the face of the males begins to turn black, and the female patch stays brown. Also, the fulvous-colored primaries of the male will be solid, where the female's rust primaries will have black stripes.

As in other peafowl (collective term for peacock, peahen, and peachick), the pair of Java Green will need a pen or aviary with a minimum of 400 square feet of space. Inside that space, there should be adequate shelter.



The Java Green peahen is seen in the image on the right. She is as lovely as the Green peacock, but lacking the long, colorful train.

Unlike the White, India Blue, and the Black-shouldered peafowl, the Java Green cannot be allowed to roam a farm or estate. We never feel free to turn ours loose.

The peachicks (young peafowl) of the Java Green are similar to the India Blue, except they are often a little larger and exhibit darker shades of gray. As the young peafowl begin to grow, a noticeable difference between the Greens and other peafowl will begin to appear, as the Green's legs are longer, and the much taller crest begins to be evident. The juvenile Green males and females are very similar in color.



Java Green Peafowl 


More photographs of young Greens and Breeders

Close-up photographs of Java Greens

See other pages on India Blue peafowl, White peafowl (strictly for information and photographs), and Black-shouldered peafowl.

If you have questions on the Java Green peafowl, you may call me at 903-785-0206; let the phone ring several times. You may also e-mail us. We live just outside the city limits of Paris, Texas, and are listed in the Paris phone book.

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